Top 5 retail seafood trends for 2017
2.) The (continuing) rise of salmon
While salmon – both farmed and wild - has always been one of the top sellers in United States supermarkets, its popularity will continue to grow as studies on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids on health continue to be published and distributed. Today’s Dietitian added salmon to its “Top 10 Superfoods” list for 2017, part of its annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey, which polled more than 1,700 registered dietitians in the U.S.
“The health benefits of seafood, especially omega-3 rich cold water fish like salmon, has become more evident to consumers in recent years, especially compared to other protein options. In addition, benefits from a Mediterranean- and Nordic-style eating pattern, where primary animal protein choices are fish-based, are becoming more mainstream knowledge,” Sharon Palmer, a contributor to Today’s Dietitian, told SeafoodSource.
Compared to other omega-3 rich seafood, salmon is “more approachable to American palates,” Palmer said.